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16 October 2008

Stories from 16 October 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Financial Crisis

Below is a roundup of reactions from the Anglophone blogosphere on the ongoing financial crisis in Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Serbia.

Paraguay: Peace Corps Bloggers Share Experiences in a New Land

Paraguay’s blogosphere is growing, and everyday more locals and expats are beginning their blogs about their perceptions of their surrounding world. The Peace Corps volunteers that are working in Paraguay...

Bangladesh: Fisher woman

Rafiq at Bangladesh from our view portrays a fisher woman from rural Bangladesh.

Maldives: Impacts of global financial crisis

Dhicritic discusses the implications of the global financial crisis in Maldives.

Sri Lanka: An idyllic paradise at war

LaneEnder shares his travel experience in Sri Lanka and comments: “Jaffna, is quite beautiful and has everything an idyllic paradise should have. It is hot.., smiling friendly people, palms and...

Pakistan: Suicide attacks

Pakistan Historian writes a short history of suicidal attacks and opines: “Pakistan is now the main target of suicide bombers”.

India: Layoffs rattle aviation industry

One of the stars of Indian private aviation industry Jet Airways decided to lay-off 1900 employees (including ground and cabin crew) to survive the rising fuel prices and the economic...

South Africa: Photos From Rage 2008

Ismail attended Rage 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa: “Rage is a yearly gaming expo held in Johannesburg South Africa, i took some pictures when i attended last week.”

Iran: Bloggers Talk Poverty on Blog Action Day

Iranian bloggers, like many other bloggers , from the four corners of the planet participated in Blog Action Day on 15th of October to talk about poverty. Dreeam writes [fa]...

Africa: Africa's Only McCain Supporter

David Sasaki posts a video of Africa's McCain supporter: In the spirit of post-partisanship, here is a video of what very well might be Africa’s only McCain supporter. If I...

Cameroon In The Eyes of British And American Volunteers

There are very few Cameroonian bloggers based in Cameroon. This vacuum has been occupied by volunteers working in the country (mainly) for the British organization Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and...

D.R of Congo: What Do You Think of the New Wildlife Rangers Website?

Wildlife rangers in Virunga National Park in the Democratice Republic of Congo have launched a new website: “It is now exactly 2 weeks and 1 day since we launched and...

Japan: Wallpaper pictures

Sinsoku VIP [神速VIP] has a long list of “cool and sad” pictures to stick on your wall [ja].

U.S.V.I.: Hurricane Omar

On its path from Aruba to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Tropical Storm Omar has become a hurricane. News of St. John reports, and posts a video update, here.

Bahamas: Welfare of the Economy

In an effort to help Bahamians who are beginning to feel the effects of the global financial crisis, the government has introduced several programmes to help relieve the pinch –...

Jamaica: Senseless Killings

As more crimes make the news, A Fe Me Page Dis Iyah says that Jamaica seems “to always be in this shadow of lawlessness.”

Guyana: Customer is Always Right

Guyana-Gyal and her mother teach some young entrepreneurs a thing or two about business.

Americas: Bloggers Participate in Blog Action Day – Part I

October 15 marked the annual event of Blog Action Day. On this date, bloggers from all around the world pledge to publish a blog post aboug a particular topic. This...

Aruba: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Tropical storm Omar is giving Arubagirl a hard time: “I want the rain to stop, damnit. This storm has a HELL OF A LOT OF WATER. I know it's only...

Azerbaijan: Election Day

Herron Family News posts photographs and video in a report on yesterday's presidential election in Azerbaijan. The blog says that voters were greeted with music and prizes at some polling...

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